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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Big Bad’s big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1527) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, some liquorice, somewhat hoppy, little coffee even. TASTE: caramel, alcohol warming, sweet, wood, lots of sugar and alcohol. Too sweet and too high in alcohol for me to make this a great beer. Though it’s really nice already

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
Backlog. Tried the bottled version a couple of times. Slightly too sweet for my tooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1504) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle. Simple American hoppy aroma, not much more, but nice. Clear amber-brown colour. Taste is strongly honeyish caramelly sweet. Rich grape fruitiness. Bitterness appears in the finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (591) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2014
Bottled. Oh my God! Caramel sugar in a glass! Malty sweetness in aroma and taste, reminds me a lot of a federwiese young sweet grape wine. Alcohol deceptively hidden. Overall very good but too sweet sugar, way too much, hence a lower rating.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3679) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy amber-ruby colour with a frothy beige head, quite viscous. aroma of heavy tropical fruit, especially mango and pineapple, some caramel, heavy cherries, nettles and brown sugar, honeymelon, lemons and some very light alcohol. flavour is very sweet, with notes of roasted malts, caramel and heavy herbal hops, some light yeast and raisins. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle - Toffee, perfumy rose, red wine and raisin. Cloudy brown with a rich beige head. Toffee, raisin, plum and aromatic hops. Really nice with lots of character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On draught at Lucky Labrador for the 17th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. 2012 vintage. Murky copper color. Aroma is caramelized citrus, pitted fruit, and grass. Taste is tart grapefruit, prune, mango/passionfruit, sweet malt, candi sugar, and a hint of bitterness. Odd combination of flavors that somehow works.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - MAR 1, 2014
Krāsa sarkana, puta maza. ļooti salds un iesalains. Bet šim pēcgarša ir krietni interesantāka kā jebkuram citam barley wine. Vajadzētu dzert mazliet vēsāku, lai nosistu saldumu. ļoti labs

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ST247 (352) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Soft carbonation. Aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel. Taste is sweet, alcohol, soft caramel, fruity. Nice soft sweet aftertaste. little expensive but a really nice barley wine.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eduardeller (33) - - FEB 23, 2014
La mejor barley que he probado. ...excelente conjunto ...donde el % de alcohol no sobresale. ...perfecta! !!!!!!


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